A Cultural Analysis of Yemen Analytical Essay

A Cultural Analysis of Yemen
A cultural analysis of Yemen including its history, government, economy and population.
# 152529 | 3,648 words | 16 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Mar 12, 2013 in History (Middle Eastern) , Middle Eastern Studies (General)

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The paper examines Yemen's history, government, population, climate, social structure, language and communication, and also discusses the religion, values and attitudes, economy, and national security in Yemen. The paper then applies Hofstede's five dimensions of culture, namely, social orientation, power orientation, uncertainty orientation, goal orientation and time orientation, to analyze Yemen's unique culture.

Social Structure
Values and Attitudes
National Security
Hofstede's Five Dimensions

From the Paper:

"Yemen was called Arabia Felix and was ruled by many dynasties in different kingdoms until the coming of Islam in A.D. 630, which was claimed as the most important cultural, social, and political event in the country's history because the Persian governor and many sheikh tribes were converted to Islam (obcit). Yemen was divided into two states: North Yemen and South Yemen until its unification in 1990 (obcit).
"In the sixteenth century, North Yemen was ruled by the Ottoman Empire until the nineteenth century (obcit). In 1918, the Ottoman Empire was dissolved and Imam Yahya, leader of the Zaydi community, became the new ruler. In 1961, Colonel Abdallah al Sallal took over Sanaa and created the Yemen Arab Republic (YAR) (obcit). The history of YAR had three major periods: The Sallal era (1962-1967), the ten year transition period (1967-1977), and the Salih era (1978-1990) (http://www.answers.com/topic/yemen-arab-republic-1). During the Sallah era, President Abdullah al-Sallal started a long civil war that involved the intervention of Egyptian forces (obcit). The ten year transition period started after the end of the civil war and was led by the efforts of President Abd al-Rahman al-Iryani and President Ibrahim al-Hamdi in strengthening the state and restructure politics (obcit). The Salih era was led by President Ali Abdullah Salih who brought political stability and ended economic uncertainty (obcit). The Salih era was also significant for the discovery of oil and the prospect of oil-based development (obcit)."

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